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Brilliant Buffalo is participating in Light The Night Ottawa on October 26 to fight blood cancers.

We’re proud to support the blood cancer community through Light The Night.

Blood cancers are the fifth most common form of cancer in Canada, affecting more than 155,000 Canadians—our family members, our friends and neighbours, our colleagues, ourselves. But together, we can shine a light toward a future without blood cancers.

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“Cows run away from the storm while the buffalo charges toward it – and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment, I become the buffalo.”- Wilma Mankiller


September 26, 2020 was the best day of my life as I held Bennett, our new baby, in my arms for the first time at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. It was just one short month later that I lay in the same hospital, once again, comprehending the news of a large tumour in my spine and wondering how long I would get to live to care for my son. Thanks to blood cancer research and innovation, I am here today to advocate for those of us impacted by this relentless disease.

Light The Night brings communities across Canada together for one magical evening to share stories, remember loved ones lost and pay tribute to our heroes, bringing light, love and hope to dispel the darkness of blood cancers.

In 2023 I had the pleasure of fulfilling the role of Honoured Hero for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada's Light the Night Campaign in Ottawa. In 2024, I am thrilled to be a Co-Chair of the Executive Light the Night Committee in Ottawa (National Capital Region). I invite you to walk beside me or to support Team Brilliant Buffalo as we advocate to end blood cancer. You are invited to read about my journey here:

Please join me on Team Brilliant Buffalo to make this special walk at the War Museum on Saturday, 26 October 2024 in Ottawa or make a contribution to my personal campaign by clicking on the Donate to the Team button above


With love, hope and gratitude, 

Paula, Team Captain 




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